HarbourVest Partners News and M&A Summary, 220 Deals Between 1996 and 2019

In the last 3 years, HarbourVest Partners has invested in 3 companies.

HarbourVest Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (13%) and software (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (21%) and secondary buyout (19%). In total, HarbourVest Partners has invested in 22 US states and 21 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Caesars Entertainment for $30.7B.

In the last 3 years, HarbourVest Partners has exited 15 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). HarbourVest Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Nycomed Pharma AG for $10.8B.

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HarbourVest Partners

One Financial Center, 44th Floor,
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
United States,

HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an investment firm that makes investments in new private equity partnerships, acquires secondary interests, and makes direct investments in operating companies. HarbourVest's largest investment area is investments in private equity funds, comprising of approximately 2/3 of HarbourVest's assets. HarbourVest's direct investment group looks for investments in growth oriented businesses at a variety of stages. The Group generally targets co-investments of $5 to $100 million, growth capital financings of $5 to $40 million, or mezzanine commitments of $5 to $20 million. Sectors of interest include software, hardware, data communications, telecommunications, and financial services. HarbourVest was formed in 1997 to assume the business of Hancock Venture Partners which was formed in 1982. HarbourVest Partners is based in Boston, Massachusetts, with additional offices in London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

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